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Govt strengthen measures to thwart potential cyberattacks in the run-up to G20 Summit

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Jakarta, IO – The government is working to strengthen its cyber security measures ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, scheduled on November 15-16. The National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) is leading the efforts.

“Cyber security measures will not only be implemented on the day of the G20 Summit, but also before and after,” said BSSN spokesperson Ariandi Putra on Friday (28/10).

Ariandi added that the agency has worked to refine its cyber security measures since July and identified a plethora of potential cyber threats may disrupt the summit.

“These include spear phishing, malicious documents or viruses attached to documents, hijacking, fake Wi-Fi and malware operations,” he revealed. BSSN will also monitor potential data theft.

BSSN will collaborate with relevant ministries/agencies including TNI, Polri, Coordinating Economic Ministry, Communication and Information Technology Ministry, Health Ministry, Cabinet Secretariat, and others.

“We have also been working with internet network providers and event organizer in charge of the event,” he said.

Prior to the high-profile event, Ariandi said the agency will audit the information management system, measure the level of cyber security, and monitor traffic anomalies and identify potential cyber threats.

“While during the event, we will monitor traffic anomalies, monitor incident information, secure signals and counter sensing, as well as carry out digital forensics,” he said.

After the event, BSSN will identify vulnerabilities and potential information disclosure as well as conduct digital forensics and incident response. “These are the steps we are taking to ensure that the G20 Summit can run smoothly,” he said. (rr)

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